valentines day gift ideas for knitters

  • Valentine's Day Gifts for Knitters - New Knitting Books for 2015

    February is here and if you're looking to go the extra mile to woo a knitter in time for Valentine's Day we have a few new knitting book recommendations for 2015. The perfect Valentine's Day gift for a knitter is a complete knitting bag with yarn, a knitting book and a knit kit, but that's kinda going over the top. Just a simple little treat like the knit kit and some flowers and chocolate would work just as well, or perhaps just a little heart shaped tape measure and a card. We'll be doing a few more Valentine's Day Gifts for Knitters posts in the coming days, but today we're going to focus on new knitting books for 2015:

    Sock Yarn Shawls II

    If your knitting has a sock yarn buying habit then you might want to kindly assist him or her in knitting through that sock yarn stash. The kind way to suggest to a knitter that maybe they have too much sock yarn is to buy them a book of knitting patterns using sock yarn. You can imagine that a knitting book might have been super popular when a sequel has been made for it so Sock Yarn Shawls II might also end up being a hit for the knitter in your life.

     

    NoroLaceBookNoro Lace - 30 Exquisite Knits

    Noro makes some of the most ususual and unexpected yarns on the planet. They come in bizarre color combinations that make knitters swoon. Every row is a surprise when you knit with Noro and lace is no exception. The Noro lace yarns are some of the newest products to come out in the last couple of years. If your knitter makes a ton of lace projects, this book will shake up their perspective, especially since stripes are rarely used in lace knitting and most of Noro's yarns are self-striping. Noro Lace, 30 Exquisite Knits is guaranteed to start a new knitting adventure.

     

    solveigknittedmittensbookSolveig Larssen's Knitted Mittens

    Chances are in February it's rather cold where you are and you might be in desperate need of mittens. Knitting new pairs of mittens is one way to brighten up those dreary days of Feburary and March, especially with all that gray slush all around and black tree branches. Larssen's knitting book might just have your knitter wishing for a longer winter. 

     

     

    Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket

    There is no better way to use up big box craft store yarn than to knit a giant blanket with it. Blankets do typically require a large quantity of yarn and because blankets get so much regular use, it's wise to use yarns that hold up well, and acrylic and acrylic blends are great for blankets. Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket will help your knitter stashbust the heck out of large quanities of yarn. All they need to do is pick the knitting stich pattern that they prefer and the book provides the instructions on how to make it an entire blanket. This is a great book for a beginner knitter to learn how to scale out their knitting to larger sizes and get an idea of knitting pattern design.

     

    dresstoimpressknittedscarvesbookDress to Impress - 24 Extraordinary Designs for Cowls, Kerchiefs, Infinity Loops and More

    One of the easiest ways to perk up a boring outfit is to pair it with a delightfully disshelveled cowl or infinity scarf and now you can make as many as you want, along with kerchiefs with this book. Dress to Impress by Pam Powers is definitely the book for the knitter who is sick of knitting scarves and hats.

     

     

    In case you're looking for some other great gifts for knitters check out some of our earlier gift recommendations for knitters:

    -The Bagsmith Bag, the best knitting bag for beginners

    -The Knit Kit, the travel kit for every knitter

    -Interchangeable Knitting Needles, a full set of interchangeable knitting needles in every size

     

  • Valentine's Day Gifts for Knitters 2015

    Valentine's day approaches once again and if you love a knitter you might be wondering what to get a knitter as a special treat? If you have ever received a handknitted gift from a knitter you know that a lot of love and care go into those knitted gifts. Knitters love it when they receive gifts that help them continue their obsession, I mean hobby. ;)

    If you're not a knitter yourself it can be that extra bit more difficult to choose the right gift, but we have a few ideas that will make them happy this Valentine's Day.

     

    redjanetbasketbagsmallRed Knitting Bags

    Knitting bags are a favorite gift for knitters, especially if you want to do a little collection of knitting gifts. Pick one of these bags, choose some yarn, a knitting book and a set of interchangeable knitting needles and you will be going over the top for your knitter for Valentine's Day. Here are some of our favorite knitting bags in red in honor of the holiday:

    Janetbasket Red Floral Bag

    This very affordable knitting bag is wide and roomy with plenty of room for one or more knitting projects, some knitting magazines and your knitting needles.

    Della Q Lena Bag

    This is a most stylish knitting bag in red striped silk.

     

    rowanredlaceyarnsmallRed Yarn

    Yarn is always a welcome gift for a knitter. They always love to add to their yarn stash. Red yarn for Valentine's Day is always a great idea and we have a few options that are easy to order from amazon:

    Lion Brand Wool Ease

    This is an affordable yarn, a wool and acrylic blend. Perfect for a wide variety of projects. I would go with 3-4 balls of yarn for a scarf (really with red yarn it's a little iffy to buy it in large quantities).

    Rowan Fine Lace Yarn

    If your knitter is known for knitting intricate lace, this is a great purchase for you. Rowan is a very high quality yarn manufacturer out of England and lace yarn is great because you don't have to buy a lot of skeins to make a substantial project. Each skein has 400 yards. Buy two skeins to ensure that your knitter has just enough for a magnificent shawl.

     

    interchangeableknittingneedlessetsInterchangeable Knitting Needle Set

    We mention them frequently because they're a great tool to have for any knitter, especially the knitter who travels a lot. It's a complete set of knitting needles with interchangeable tips and connecting cables. They enable knitters to knit just about any project large or small. These are our most popular sets:

    Knitters Pride Dreamz Interchangeable Knitting Needles

    Takumi Clover Bamboo Interchangeable Knitting Needles

    Addi Click Metal Interchangeable Knitting Needles

    Addi Click Bamboo Interchangeable Knitting Needles

    Chiao Goo Interchangeable Knitting Needles

    Knit Picks Caspian Blue Interchangeable Knitting Needles

     

     

    kaffedreamingincolorsmallKaffe Fassett Books

    Kaffe is one of the foremost knitting pattern designers in the last 40 years. His sense of color and design is unparalleled in the industry. An American headquartered in England, this knitting master is so revered so as to been featured in museums across Great Britain and the world. He's written many different books of knitting and needlepoint books. Each one is an inspiration, especially to those knitters who love knitting intarsia or color stranded projects.

    Here's to a thoughtful Valentine's Day for all the knitters!

    Other Valentine's Day Gifts for Knitters:

    Valentine's Day Gifts for Knitters 2013 Part 1

    Valentine's Day Gifts for Knitters 2013 Part 2

    Valentine's Day Gifts for Knitters 2013 Part 3

    Valentine's Day Gifts for Knitters 2013 Part 4

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